Rare Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Hits the Auction Block
1-of-250 F-Type Project 7 has only traveled 222 miles in two years. But now it’s ready to stretch its legs with a new owner!
Around here, we like to think of every Jaguar F-Type as something special. A snarling beast of a cat, oozing power and sex appeal like few other cars on the road. But of course, there is an extra special version of Jag’s extra special little ride out there in the world. Albeit not many of them. We’re talking about the F-Type Project 7, of which only 250 were built. This particular example, showing only 222 miles, is one of just 50 to reach North America.
We spotted the special Jag over at Wheeler Auctions, where it’s been listed ahead of its date with the block in Norman, Oklahoma on June 1-3. Of course, the rarity of seeing any F-Type Project 7 makes it notable. But this wasn’t just some limited edition puff piece when it debuted back in 2016. This was the fastest and most powerful Jaguar ever produced at that time, in fact. A supercharged and direct injected V8 produces 575 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque, good enough for a 3.8-second 0-60 and 186 mph top speed.
Even better, the Jag F-Type Project 7 celebrates the automaker’s seven victories at Le Mans. So naturally, it had to be covered in British Racing Green and a host of race-inspired white graphics. As you might have guessed by the ultra-low odometer reading, this one looks like it just rolled off the assembly line. And of course, it also comes with all the original documents including the window sticker.
It’s pretty obvious that the sight of any F-Type Project 7 is worth celebrating. Especially one preserved as new. But if it was us, we’d opt to push this incredible machine’s limits at every chance. Flipping through the gears of that 8-speed automatic gearbox while the DOHC mill sings us the song of its people. Because that’s what this extra special Jag is all about!